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Christchurch Gondola

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Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
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Description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central...
For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe.
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Wonderful gondola ride to the top of mountain! Panoramic views of Ocean, Christchurch, Bays, etc. Retraced parents footsteps of years ago. Yummy food items at restaurant, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful gondola ride to the top of mountain! Panoramic views of Ocean, Christchurch, Bays, etc. Retraced parents footsteps of years ago. Yummy food items at restaurant, and great selections at gift shop. Bring camera and video equipment.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is always a wonderful journey back up to the top of the hills over looking my old home town Christchurch. Left after the earthquakes all got too much for our family. I could stay up here for hours enjoying the spectatcular views of Christchurch, looking down imaging what is going to be built where and how Christchurch is going... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing views all around, they have a tunnel ride that shows the creation of New Zealand. Cafe is warm, coffee is delicious and service was wonderful. The have a souvenir shop, outdoor walk and the gondola ride was pretty smooth.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

First time on a gondola and not disappointed by the Christchurch Gondola. Smooth ride, fantastic views at the top of Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour. There's a small cafe with all the basics and gift shop. We took a shuttle from the CBD up there for pretty cheap which is worth doing if you're from out of town as it's quite... More 

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Lochinvar, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Located about 25 min out of town. Not the easiest to find, but worth the effort when u get there. Heaps of parking & easy access for the elderly, or with slight disability. Fantastic views over the bay's East & west. Snow peaked mountains in the distance. Cafe was ok in price, but needs improvement on their food quantity. We... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a awesome place to visit either by car or public transport on the bus.Once you get their you will be amazed at the view as you travel up by the Gondola.At the top is a restaurant souvenier shop then you can walk down or use the Gondola back down

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Just a 15 minute drive from what is left of our CBD and you are ate the foot of the port hills right next to to tunnel to the main Port. You take a leisurely rid in a gonadal to the top of the port hills and on a good day the view is right to the Southern Alps. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Absolutely loved this!!! What an amazing panorama!! Got to the top on a beautiful, clear Christchurch afternoon.Gondola ride wasn't too short or too long, but just right! Would highly recommend.

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Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After 7 years of living near Chch, we picked a perfect day to finally visit the Gondola. It was sunny, the view from the top is stunning, the staff is attentive, the coffee is delicious and the cabinet food is so tempting! It was a pretty quiet Monday and the Time Tunnel ride was a lovely surprise for the little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

having just moved to christchurch we visited the gondola on a lovely sunny day. the views offered of the south island are just amazing.... we could see lots of walking/cycling paths around too which we will definatley go and visit again. i recommend this attraction and will take any visitors there.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review we look forward to seeing you again. Hopefully you purchased one of our annual passes so that you can visit us whenever you like? More 

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